April 8th General Membership Meeting Highlights

We had reason to celebrate at the 4th and Final Music Booster meeting of the school year!

The detailed Meeting Minutes from the April 8th meeting can be found here. (Please submit any changes to bluespringsmb@gmail.com.)

RETIRING TEACHERS
We surprised two special ladies with Plaza gift certificates and some chocolate dipped fruit from Edible Arrangements!

  • Shirley Atkinson, Vocal Music Director – Teaching career of 35 years; 11 of those at Delta Woods Middle School.
  • Evelyn Erickson, Vocal Music Director – Teaching career of 16 years; 14 of those at Sunny Vale Middle School.

We love our teachers!  They have given us an amazing gift of their time on behalf of our music students for many, many years and we couldn’t be more grateful!

NEW BOARD MEMBERS
We voted in three new board members to replace those stepping down!

  • Tamara Cole was voted in as Treasurer – Replacing Chrystal Simon.
  • Angela Himegarner was voted in as VP of fundraising – Replacing Jennifer Conner.
  • Lauri Redmon was voted in as Secretary – Replacing Melinda Bowman.

NEW INSTRUMENTS FOR OUR SCHOOLS

New instruments at Sunny Pointe Elementary (Metallophones, Xylophones, and Glockenspiel)
New at Sunny Pointe Elementary (Metallophones, Xylophone, and Glockenspiel)

Lauren Malone, music teacher at Sunny Pointe Elementary (where the meeting was held) showed off her newest instruments. The Music Boosters helped with costs of these new acquisitions (along with the help of the school’s PTA)!

We will be excited to see a picture of the NEW Korg Stage Vintage Piano that Nathan Wilhoit is working on for Sunny Vale Middle School – another instrument purchased with the help of Music Boosters!

Additional Highlights from the meeting include:

  • Subscription Gift – Music K-8: The Boosters will be purchasing this music subscription for the upcoming school year for our elementary and middle school teachers who wish to have it.
  • Try the Instrument Day was a success for our students and teachers! TTI Parent Night is tonight (April 16- 6:30-8:30pm) at Delta Woods Middle School!
  • Singfest – April 29th – We need volunteers at BSS and BSHS!

The Music Boosters look forward to serving our students and teachers for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year!   We will begin planning for the next school year over the summer!

To our members – We thank you for helping to make this year a success!  Please spread the word and encourage others to become a member at the next music event they attend!  IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO BECOME A SUPPORTER OF MUSIC EDUCATION by becoming a member of The Blue Springs Music Boosters!